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repair of gas and water fixtures, office and barrack furniture, mess utensils for enlisted men, such as bowls, plates, spoons, knives, forks, packing-boxes, wrapping-paper, oil-cloth, crash, rope, twine, camphor and carbolized paper, carpenters’ tools, tools for police purposes, iron safe, purchase and repair of public wagons, purchase and repair of harness, purchase of public horses, services of veterinary surgeons and medicine for public horses, purchase and repair of hose, repair of fire extinguishers, purchase of fire hand-grenades, purchase and repair of carts and wheel-barrows, purchase and repair of cooking-stoves, ranges, stoves where there are no grates, purchase of ice, towels, and soap for offices, postage-stamps for foreign postage, purchase of newspapers and periodicals, improving paradegrounds, repair of pumps and wharves, laying drain and water pipes, introducing gas, and for gas and oil for marine barracks maintained at the various navy-yards and stations, water at the marine barracks, Boston, Massachusetts; Brooklyn, New York; Annapolis, Maryland; Mare Island, California; also straw for bedding for enlisted men at the various posts, furniture for Government houses and repair of same, and for all emergencies and extraordinary expenses arising at home and abroad, but impossible to anticipate or classify; in all, twenty-six thousand three hundred and twenty-two dollars and two cents.

HIRE OF QUARTERS, MARINE CORPS: For hire of quarters for officers serving with troops where there are no public quarters belonging to the Government, and where there are not sufficient quarters possessed by the United States to accommodate them, four thousand five hundred dollars.

For hire of quarters for seven enlisted men employed as clerks and messengers in commandant's, adjutant and inspector's, paymaster and quartermaster's offices, Washington, District of Columbia, and assistant quartermaster's offices, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and San Francisco, California, twenty-one dollars per month each, one thousand seven hundred dollars.

For hire of quarters for three enlisted men employed as above, at ten dollars each per month, three hundred and sixty dollars; in all, six thousand five hundred and sixty dollars.

Towards the erection of barracks at Norfolk, Virginia, thirty thousand dollars.

Total for the Marine Corps: Nine hundred and seventeen thousand two hundred and thirteen dollars and seventy-seven cents.

INCREASE OF THE NAVY.

CONSTRUCTION: That for the purpose of further increasing the naval establishment of the United States, the President is hereby authorized to have constructed, by contract, two steel cruisers of about three thousand tons displacement each, at a cost, exclusive of armament, and excluding any premiums that may be paid for increased speed, of not more than eleven hundred thousand dollars each; one steel cruiser of about five thousand three hundred tons displacement, to cost, exclusive of armament, and excluding any premium that may be paid for increased speed, not more than eighteen hundred thousand dollars; one armored cruiser of about seven thousand five hundred tons displacement, to cost, exclusive of armament, not more than three million five hundred thousand dollars; and three gunboats, or cruisers, neither of which shall exceed two thousand tons in displacement nor seven hundred thousand dollars in cost, excluding any premium that may be paid for increased speed and the cost of armament; said three gun-boats, or cruisers, to be built either wholly of steel or with steel frames. The contracts for the construction of said first three cruisers shall contain provisions to the effect that the contractor guarantees that when completed and tested for speed, under conditions to be prescribed by the Navy Department, the two vessels first hereinbefore provided for, shall each exhibit a maximum speed of at least nineteen knots per hour; and the vessel of five thousand three hundred tons displacement, a maximum speed of at least twenty knots per hour; and in the case of each vessel, for every quarter knot of speed so exhibited above said guarantee the contractor shall receive a premium over and above the contract price of fifty thousand dollars; and for every quarter knot that such vessel fails of reaching said guaranteed speed, there shall be deducted from the contract price the sum of fifty thousand dollars. And in the contract for the construction of the three lastmentioned vessels such provisions forincreased speed and the premium for the same shall be made as in the discretion of the Secretary of the Navy may be deemed advisable. In the construction of all of said vessels all the provisions of the act of August third, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, entitled “An act to increase the naval establishment” as to material for said vessels, their engines, boilers, and machinery, the contracts under which they are built, the notice of, and proposals for the same, the plans, drawings, specifications therefor, and the method of executing said contracts, shall be observed and followed, and said vessels shall be built in compliance with the terms of said act, save that in all their parts said vessels shall be of domestic manufacture. If the Secretary of the Navy shall be unable to contract at reasonable prices for the building of any of said vessels, then he may build such vessel or vessels in such navy-yards as he may designate.

CONSTRUCTION AND STEAM MACHINERY : Towards the construction and completion of the new vessels heretofore and herein authorized by Congress with their engines, boilers, and machinery, and for the payment of premiums for increased speed or horse-power under contracts now existing and to be made under this act, three million five hundred thousand dollars.

ARMAMENT: Towards the armor and armament of domestic manufacture of new ships heretofore and herein authorized, two million dollars; in all, five million five hundred thousand dollars.

STEEL PRACTICE VESSEL: For the construction of one steel practice vessel of eight hundred tons, for the use of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, except when in emergencies it may be used for other purposes, to be built by contract in accordance with the terms of the “ Act to increase the naval establishment," approved August third, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, two hundred and sixty thousand dollars.

Approved September 17, 1888.

[PUBLIC_No. 29).]

An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine:

FOR PAY OF OFFICERS OF THE LINE.

For pay of officers of the line, two million eight hundred and sixtyeight thousand dollars.

Additional pay for twenty-three aids-de-camp, one military secretary, and officers of foot-regiments when mounted by proper authority, additional to and payable with their current monthly pay, in all, eight thousand dollars.

For pay of officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, in all, eight hundred and fifteen thousand dollars.

FOR PAY OF ENLISTED MEN.

For pay proper of the enlisted men of all grades, four million one hundred and thirty-seven thousand dollars.

For pay of Hospital Corps, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. For service pay of enlisted men by reason of length of service, in addition to their monthly pay and payable therewith, three hundred and eighty-one thousand three hundred and sixty dollars.

For general-service clerks and messengers, to the number and at the rate now fixed by law, one hundred and sixty-one thousand nine hundred dollars.

FOR PAY OF THE GENERAL STAFF.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT: For pay of the officers in the Adjutant-General's Department, as now authorized and provided by law, fifty thousand dollars; for additional pay to such" officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, sixteen thousand dollars; in all, sixty-six thousand dollars.

INSPECTOR-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT: For pay of the officers in tho Inspector-General's Department, as now authorized and provided by law, twenty-three thousand five hundred dollars; for additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, six thousand dollars; in all, twenty-nine thousand five hundred dollars.

THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS: For pay of the officers in the Corps of Engineers, as now authorized and provided by law, two hundred and thirty-nine thousand three hundred and forty dollars; for additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, seventy-three thousand seven hundred and forty dollars; in all, three hundred and thi: teen thousand and eighty dollars.

PAY OF STAFF OFFICERS.

ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT: For pay of the officers in the Ordnance Department, as now authorized and provided by law, one hundred and thirty-one thousand five hundred dollars; for additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, forty-two thousand nine hundred and sixty dollars; in all, one hundred and seventy-four thousand four hundred and sixty dollars.

QUARTERMASTER'S DEPARTMENT: For pay of the officers in the Quartermaster's Department, as now authorized and provided by law, one hundred and forty-six thousand five hundred dollars; for additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, fifty thousand dollars; in all, one hundred and ninety-six thousand five hundred dollars.

SUBSISTENCE DEPARTMENT: For the pay of the officers in the Subsistence Department, as now authorized and provided by law, seventynine thousand five hundred dollars; for additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, twenty-two thousand dollars; in all, one hundred and one thousand five hundred dollars.

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT: For the pay of the officers in the Medical Department, as now authorized and provided by law, four hundred and twenty-six thousand seven hundred dollars; for additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, one hundred and ten thousand dollars; in all, five hundred and thirty-six thousand seven hundred dollars.

PAY DEPARTMENT: For the pay of the officers in the Pay Department, as now authorized and provided by law, one hundred and sixteen thousand five hundred dollars; for additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, thirtythree thousand five hundred dollars; in all, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

JUDGE-ADVOCATE-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT: For the pay of the officers in the Judge-Advocate-General's Department, as now authorized and provided by law, twenty-five thousand dollars; for additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, seven thousand dollars; in all, thirty-two thousand dollars.

RETIRED OFFICERS.

For pay of officers on the retired list, and for officers who may be placed thereon during the current year, nine hundred and twenty Thousand dollars; for additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, two hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars; in all, one million one hundred and ninety-five thousand dollars.

RETIRED EITLISTED MEN.

For pay of the enlisted men of the Army on the retired list, sixty thousand dollars.

MISCELLANEOUS. For pay and travelling expenses of not exceeding fifty contractsurgeons, not exceeding one hundred and sixty hospital-matrons, and not exceeding fourteen veterinary surgeons, in all, eighty-five thousand dollars.

For pay of not exceeding forty-two paymasters' clerks, at one thousand four hundred dollars each, not exceeding thirty paymasters' messengers, and traveling expenses of paymasters clerks; in all, eighty thousand dollars: Provided, That the maximum sum to be allowed paymasters' clerks and contract surgeons when traveling on duty shall be four cents per mile, and, in addition thereto, when transportation can not be furnished by the Quartermaster's Department, the cost of same actually paid by them, exclusive of sleeping or parlor car fare and transfers.

For expenses of courts-martial and courts of inquiry, and compensation of witnesses attending the same, ten thousand dollars.

For additional pay to officer in charge of public buildings, and so forth, in Washington, District of Columbia, five hundred dollars. For the

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of a clerk attendant on the collection and classification of military information from abroad, one thousand five hundred dollars; and the officers detailed to obtain the same shall be entitled to mileage and transportation and also commutation of quarters while on this duty, as provided when on other duty.

For commutation of quarters to commissioned officers on duty without troops, at places where there are no public quarters, one hundred and fifty-eight thousand dollars.

For allowances for travel, retained pay, clothing not drawn, and for interest on deposits, payable to enlisted men on discharge, in all, eight hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

For mileage to officers when traveling on duty without troops, when authorized by law not to exceed one hundred and fifty thousand dollars: Provided, That in disbursing this amount the maximum sum to be allowed and paid to an officer shall be four cents per mile, distance to be computed over the shortest usually traveled routes and, in addition thereto, the cost of the transportation actually paid by the officer over said route or routes, exclusive of sleeping or parlor car fare and transfers : And provided further, That when any officer so traveling shall travel in whole or in part on any railroad on which the troops and supplies of the United States are entitled to be transported free of charge, or over any of the bond-aided Pacific railroads, he shall be allowed for himself only four cents per mile as a subsistence fund for every mile necessarily traveled over any such railroads : And provided further, That the transportation furnished by the Quartermaster's Department to officers traveling, without troops shall be limited to transportation in kind, not including sleep, ing or parlor car accommodations, over free roads, over bond-aided Pacific railroads, and by conveyance belonging to the said Department; making in all, for pay and general expenses of the Army, twelve million six hundred and seventy-six thousand dollars.

All the money herein before appropriated shall be disbursed and accounted for by the Pay Department as pay of the Army, and for that purpose

shall constitute one fund.

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SUBSISTENCE OF THE ARMY.

For the purchase of subsistence supplies ; for issue as rations to troops, civil emyloyees wheu entitled thereto, contract surgeons,

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